Adequate Visits, Inadequate Service: Comprehensiveness of ANC in Samarinda & Balikpapan, East Kalimantan

Halliday, Dale, Mahmood, Mohammad Afzal, Soerjoasmoro, Maskito Asmadi, Kusumaratna, Rina K., Masitah, Masitah and Raheel, Hafsa (2013) Adequate Visits, Inadequate Service: Comprehensiveness of ANC in Samarinda & Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. Pakistan Journal of Public Health, 3 (1). pp. 34-38. ISSN 2226-7018

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Introduction: With reference to the recommended essential antenatal services in Indonesia, this study assessed the provision of essential minimum care to pregnant women who attended government primary healthcare centres. Methods: Using a structured questionnaire, exit interviews were conducted with 182 pregnant women in their third trimesterfollowi ng receipt ofANC at primary health care centres intwo cities of East Kalimantan province, Indonesia. Results: For those who attended the government health care centres, access toANC intenns of number of visits and the timing of the visits were quite close to the national recommendations. At the government health centres a majority, however, did not receive the full set of even basic antenatal care components. The research also pointed that despite attending the government health centre for four or moreANC visits many women used the ANC services provided by the private doctors as well. Concluslon: The ANC at the government primary care facilities lacks comprehensiveness, and quality improvement measures are necessary if these services are to contribute to better health of mother and babies. The health departments and those involved in managing national safe motherhood initiatives should not besatisfied with the infonnation that a large number of pregnant women may now be accessing ANC from skilled health care providers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ante natal care; quality of care; safe motherhood; primary health care; Indonesia
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Undergraduate Program in Medicine
Depositing User: FK Usakti
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 07:50
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2017 07:50

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